Taiwan Broadband Communication Deploys Second Cable TV Video Delivery System From Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide provider of video delivery technology and services, has announced that Taiwan Broadband Communication (TBC), one of the multisystem cable operators in Taiwan serving more than 700,000 cable TV subscribers, recently deployed a second Harmonic headend to support its CATV service, the company said.

Using a combination of Harmonic´s video encoders, multiplexers and playout system, TBC delivers 120 HD and 64 SD channels to subscribers, with exceptional video quality and local advertising.

At the heart of the headend is Harmonic´s video encoding platform, which increases SD/HD MPEG-4 AVC encoding efficiency and enables TBC to deliver superior video quality to subscribers by utilizing advanced motion estimation, refined multi-pass encoding and preprocessing capabilities. The encoders are integrated with Harmonic´s multiplexing systems and Spectrum XE playout system, which provides TBC with a cost-effective solution for regionalizing downstream programs via support for local ad insertion and branding.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide provider of video delivery technology and services, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.